Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Two weeks ago, several precincts in Patriot Nation wanted to get a look at the rookie quarterback.
Two games later, all is well.
Cassel was the AFC offensive player of the week for destroying the Denver Broncos on Monday night. He followed up with his first fourth-quarter comeback victory, hooking up with Kevin Faulk on a 15-yard touchdown play with 3:19 to go.
Cassel did throw two interceptions and got sacked three times. But the Patriots are 5-2 and tied with the Buffalo Bills despite a slew of injuries. The Patriots played without any of their top three running backs Sunday.
For those of you who wrote off the Patriots, I hope you used a pencil. Time to break out your erasers.
0:59 1st Qtr San Diego 7 Buffalo 0 14:54 2nd Qtr Dallas 0 St. Louis 14 2:09 1st Qtr Washington 14 Philadelphia 7 15:00 2nd Qtr Houston 0 New York 0 3:28 1st Qtr Minnesota 0 New Orleans 13 0:00 1st Qtr Tennessee 0 Cincinnati 10 2:18 1st Qtr Baltimore 3 Cleveland 7 3:46 1st Qtr Green Bay 0 Detroit 7 0:55 1st Qtr Indianapolis 10 Jacksonville 0 2:27 1st Qtr Oakland 3 New England 0 4:05 PM ET San Francisco Arizona 4:25 PM ET Denver Seattle 4:25 PM ET Kansas City Miami 8:30 PM ET Pittsburgh Carolina